Lost (2004) IMDb


First three seasons only.


Adventure, drama. Not science fiction in any meaningful way; it works on the ridiculous premise that “The universe has a way of course correcting”, as stated in season 3, episode 8.


A plane crashes on a tropical island in the Pacific. The story of each prominent survivor is told through flashbacks, and the place keeps getting stranger.


Some classic severe flaws of American TV drama: Pointlessly concurring music, an increasingly ridiculous focus on a minority of especially beautiful and/or competent people who are less vulnerable than others despite always doing everything important, excessive fist fights, amnesia, oozy love, insane antagonists, and cliffhangers in front of most commercials. Some good characters and the unfolding mystery of the island make it interesting until it becomes apparent that the creators do not care about the mystery. There are meta jokes about interchangeable peripheral characters, and Star Trek (1966) redshirts are mentioned, yet too few non-redshirts die. It seems to be a failed attempt at another Twin Peaks (1990) minus the deeper agenda of deliberate surrealism.

References here: Twin Peaks (2017).

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